I’ve be suffering for many years with it in my armpits( painful, not like to look at) . Then about a year ago it started in the groin area .
I’ve tried many creams. I started doxycycline at the beginning of June ( had a 2 week break whilst abroad in July as told)
I am having monthly flare ups where it makes me extremely ill. I get a 4-5 day fever where the swearts, vivid dreams are awful and nothing reduces the fever , (I’m on cocodamol , oral morph ) so every time it happens I’ve to take 4 x 500g Flucloxacillin for a week.
Gp told me to stop doxycycline as it doesn’t appear to be doing anything - this was 3 weeks ago.
On Tuesday I notice a small lump , by Wednesday it was quite big so start Flucloxacillin. On Thursday I saw a nurse and she told me to double the dose . By Thursday night I was extremely ill , fever , sweats , no appetite , or drinking . To the point where I was nearly taken to hospital . Now Sunday evening I’m beginning to feel a bit more normal and I feel the lumps are coming to a head.
Looking back it appears to happen around ovulation, is that’s a possible cause ?
Also should I still be so ill with a fever or I’m taking antibiotics or is the Flucloxacillin not doing anything.
It concerns me how ill it makes me. I didn’t pee for 26 hours which can’t be good either, and there seems to be a monthly pattern.
Should I ask to go back to dermatologist?
I’m also trying zindiclin gel but doesn’t seem to be doing anything .
Any advice would be really appreciated and how to approach my doctor